Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
it collateral damage. the allegation was allen was exchanging inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. the tampa associatite who had allegedly been harassed by paula bro broadwell. suddenly, the story had growing national security implications. and allen's career was in jeopardy. he had just been nominated to be the supreme nato commander in europe. >> the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold. >> reporter: but allen said he had done nothing wrong. the administration urged caution. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. >> reporter: that assessment was apparently wise. the pentagon last night issued a statement that allen had been cleared by a military inspector general. his nomination could be back on track soon. as for jill kelley, she and her husband call suggestions of an affair with allen painful and preposterous. kelley said that and other misleading junk reporting was emotionally exhausting and damaging to her family. kell
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
the hour. checking our top stories now, florida socialite jill kelley says paula broadwell, the mistress of former cia chief david petraeus tried to blackmail her according to cnn host howie kurtz. kelley tells kurtz her life is now a nightmare. >>> atari has filed for bankruptcy, the move intended to allow the u.s. company to break away from its unprofitable french parent company, atari u.s. is now looking for buyers for some of its assets, including the company's games catalogue. >>> and take a look at this, yes, that's exactly what it looks like, a massive boulder that has crashed into a home, happened in st. george, utah. the woman who was at home at the time was injured and she was taken to the hospital. she's since checked out but understandably, she decided to check into a motel to recover fully. it's not known what caused this boulder to come loose. >>> some in hollywood may want to censor a new book that claims to give an inside look at scientology from the perspective of one of its most famous defectors, aacademy award winning director paul hagus. cnn's miguel marquez explains.